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  1. Since it is now mid-February, I figured I'd do the honors. :p Canino Produce by Marc longoria, on Flickr
  2. But this is what's going to happen with those local stops... they'll be underutilized and it will reduce the profitability of this project because those times of slowing down, stopping, waiting for passengers, and then starting back up again, could have been spent on keeping the train at a sustained high speed, getting more passengers from one city to the other. Thus, eliminating the competitiveness with the airlines. Perhaps they could offer an express and local route. But look, it's these long distant small town stops that are decimating Amtrak. I highly encourage people to watch the video on Youtube about Amtrak profitability. The Amtrak routes that actually make Amtrak profitable are the lessened stops from one major destination to the next. Amtrak is trying to cut off the long distant small town stops but there's political backlash across the nation for them doing it, even though small towns rarely even use them.
  3. It surprises me that what a private company does is now called a boondoggle. When the federal government gives oil companies over $19 billion in subsidies PER YEAR and their multi-million dollar projects fail... as in, don't present the amount of oil they expected to find or none at all, I don't see anyone calling their endeavors boondoggles. These rural people think it's a waste because they would never use this bullet train, not realizing that this project is quite honestly not for them, it's for the business class and regular folk travelling between Dallas and Houston. When I worked for CBRE, we had dozens of employees that frequently had to travel between our Dallas and Houston offices. We discussed this project and we agreed that CBRE would 100% use this bullet train over having to send our employees to waste time at an airport.
  4. Haven't seen it in a while... is it in bad shape?
  5. Based on your map, maybe it will connect into the Brays Bayou bike trail.
  6. It reminds me of 2012 and 2013 on HAIF. Those were some crazy years... new announcements every week, and they all seemed to be focused in the uptown or downtown areas.
  7. Am I the only one seeing the criss-crossed lines going over Braeswood?
  8. These look to be about a month or more outdated but these are the pictures on the official website: https://www.dot.state.tx.us/hou610at69/index.htm
  9. I think you can look to 610 as the primary example. I think it's pretty clear that they would build an elevated structure along Beltway 8, whether that be in the median or between the main lanes and feeder road or both.
  10. Office market not looking good: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Houston-office-market-hit-by-energy-woes-15030520.php#photo-5960613
  11. I wouldn't worry about adding those, Luminare. Great job!
  12. There were several exhibits missing at the meeting. I asked what happened and the city said they removed those alternatives. I'll forever be curious what they were. Pretty interesting that Metro Next has this BRT line running along I-45 already in their proposal.
  13. San Jacinto connection still proposed by the City of Houston to TXDOT. This material was just released yesterday.
  14. Yup, as others said, they finally released the material yesterday. The BRT lines are really impressive, though those are no doubt going to be expensive to build over some sections and they really have to plan with TXDOT for that BRT right of way, even if it is just columns holding the BRT bridges. San Jacinto connection is still there!
  15. Wow really shocked no one has gotten an update on this site. Huge changes have already been made. Large steel beams and part of the roof are already up on the north side.
  16. Thank you so much for this map. It makes combining my pictures and trying to figure out the development names a lot easier. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&ll=29.723788253816764%2C-95.38681719126504&z=15&mid=1J_89cR1sxP4muIAHRJlm6TajoQPyoswJ
  17. Rice University by Marc longoria, on Flickr
  18. Downtown Houston by Marc longoria, on Flickr
  19. Downtown Houston by Marc longoria, on Flickr
  20. This is the only picture I took of the proposals. lol Good luck getting anything out of them. City of Houston Planning I-45 Project by Marc longoria, on Flickr
  21. 901 Commerce by Marc longoria, on Flickr 901 Commerce by Marc longoria, on Flickr
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